Lindsay Kienzle, M.Ed., BCBA, Agency Affiliated Counselor
Ms. Colombero has taught children since 2005. While completing her undergraduate degree, she taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz’s Life Lab Farm where she taught children from the surrounding area about sustainability. After graduating from UCSC, she moved to Bainbridge Island where she began her Master’s degree at the University of Washington while teaching at Islandwood (an outdoor education center) where she taught environmental education, team building skills, and natural history of the Puget Sound. Ms. Colombero then moved to Seattle and taught in an after school science program for high risk youth in Burien, and then became a lead teacher at a preschool in Queen Anne. All of the above teaching experiences gave Ms. Colombero an array of tools to use while working with different types of children and led her to realize her passion for working with higher-needs children. Ms. Colombero began formally working with children with developmental disabilities in 2009 as a home tutor at NBA. While in this position, she gained skills such as handling problem behavior, broadening knowledge of communication methodologies and devices by working directly with children on the autism spectrum, writing individualized programs, and attending and contributing to IEP meetings.
In 2006, Ms. Colombero graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Education. She then moved to Washington to pursue a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Washington. While working at NBA, Ms. Colombero decided to pursue her education in Applied Behavior Analysis, and elected to study at Florida Institute of Technology, completing her BCBA coursework. She completed her internship practicum at NBA, and in April 2012, was hired as a Program Manager.
Ms. Colombero is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In addition, she is also an Agency Affiliated Counselor in Washington State and a Mental Health Provider under NBA’s DSHS licensure. Ms. Colombero is also a Microsoft Certified ABA Provider and a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. She is also a member of the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis (WABA).